RCSR is one of the major materials
research and teaching centers in Georgia. The Republic Center for Structure Researches in
the Georgian Technical University is serving several institutions in Georgia with the full
range of methods for structural investigations of solid materials.
There are currently 22 permanent
academic staff, among them: 4 professors, 6 Phd and 12 high-skilled research fellows.
Individual members are regularly invited to present papers to major international
They are actively involved in the
centerís research that is carried out by the following equipment available in RCSR:
- Transmission electron microscope with the
microdiffraction analysis. (EM-10 C/CR, Carl Zeiss, Germany).
- Diffraction of fast electrons by reflection and
transmission for determination of crystal surface perfection and phase composition. (Electronograph
- Determination of the mean inner potential of crystal
lattice. (RCSR original method patented in the USSR).
- Computer simulation of electron diffraction patterns and
stereographic projections of single, twinned and two-phase crystals of any system. (RCSR
original software package).
- Auger spectrometer. (LAS-2000, RIBER, France).
- Scanning electron microscope with X-ray microanalyser. (DSM-960,
Carl Zeiss, Germany; Link, UK).
- Ordinary, high-temperature and quantitative optical
metallographic microscopes. (MM-6; M-1750; TAS; Leitz, Germany).
- X-ray diffractometer. (DRON 3M, USSR; HZG-4A,
- Determination of the temperature dependence of internal
friction and share modulus. (RCSR original device).
- Quick determination of the corrosion resistance of metals
and alloys. (Spectropotentiostat. RCSR original device patented in the USA, Japan,
Germany and UK).
- Cryogenic device for measurement of electric resistance, r(T, j, H) in
the temperature range 10-300K. (Leibold-Heraeus, Germany).
- Emission Spectrometer. (Quantoport-F; ARL, USA).